Illustration Design for Videogame Character

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $50
  • Entries Received: 6
  • Winner: TomMoser

Contest Brief

STYLE

Here is the current illustration for a character for a 2D RPG video game currently in production. The game itself is darker and more sombre in tone than typical RPG games. The characters themselves should retain a vibrancy and feeling of life. The darker tones should come through more in the colour choices, as is shown in the current illustration.

BRIEF

What I am looking for is the same design presented re-illustrated in a more polished and professional look.

- Current illustration is amateur, and I want to elevate it to a more professional level on-par with illustrations used in the professional game industry today.
- Final illustration needs to be to a higher calibre, still a semi-realistic style.
- Final illustration must be full body, in a pose that conveys personality and character.
- The character is named Samantha. One of the attached images includes some details as to her life and personality.
- The outfit is a short plaid skirt (very kilt-like). She is wearing a red tank with a hand-made leather vest over-top of it. Make-up is dark lips with a bright eye-shadow. Although not featured in the illustration, she wears bulky combat boots with white socks peaking out.

DELIVERABLES

- The illustration should be provided in a Photoshop (PSD) format.
- The illustration should be a relatively large raster file so I can resize if need be or if wanting to utilize in promotional materials. Large constitutes at least 1500-2000 pixels in height.

Attached is the original illustration and concept artwork to give a sense of look, colours, and details.

UPDATE MAY 1st 2013

IMAGES EXPLAINED

[url removed, login to view] - Current illustration used in-game. Images submitted should be at or above this level in quality and professionalism.
[url removed, login to view] - Concept drawing of Sam's face. Can be used as reference.
[url removed, login to view] - Conecpt drawing of Sam's toros. Can be used as reference.
[url removed, login to view] - In-game sprite based on illustration. Can be used for reference in clothing and hair.
[url removed, login to view] - Current illustration with Samantha's biography.
example [url removed, login to view] - Example of the level of quality I am looking for.
example [url removed, login to view] - Another example in a different style of the level of quality I am looking for.

I look forward to all the entries, and Samantha being re-drawn in a chic new professional look. Thanks in advance to all the entries and bon chance.

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Public Clarification Board

  • doriantokici
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    Contest closed. Congrats TomMoser. Thanks for everyone who entered. :)

    • 3 years ago
  • dicari
    dicari
    • 3 years ago

    Is not more possible send any enty?
    Thanks in advance

    • 3 years ago
  • nilimasarkar
    nilimasarkar
    • 3 years ago

    Hi, I am going to submit my entry, Please dont close your contest before time, PLEASE let me take my time to complete it.

    • 3 years ago
    1. Bacvu
      Bacvu
      • 3 years ago

      I agree with you ! Please dont close your contest before time

      • 3 years ago
    2. doriantokici
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      I won't close the contest until the complete date. And I am choosing ONE entry from those submitted.

      • 3 years ago
  • TomMoser
    TomMoser
    • 3 years ago

    Hi, I've sent my image, but again, please, make the prize guaranteed or I'll have to withdraw my entry (it's just my policy). The original illustration is approx 3400 x 6800 px and 500 dpi. Really enjoyed drawing this pic, and hope you like it :)

    • 3 years ago
    1. doriantokici
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      I am giving it some consideration. I will let you know that I think your style is a good fit. I especially like the way her face turned out. I will say however, that perhaps the boots are a little too much; could be shorter, and with a more prominent brown. That's my only criticism however, the rest is great.

      • 3 years ago
    2. TomMoser
      TomMoser
      • 3 years ago

      Ok, will redraw these boots :)

      • 3 years ago
  • QueLab
    QueLab
    • 3 years ago

    Hi, I've submitted a work in progress. If you're not happy with the style, I can make it more realistic closer to a digital painting. I'm not yet done with the details, like the patterns in the skirt. If you have comments, please let me know. Thanks.

    • 3 years ago
  • doriantokici
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    @TomMoser - Fencing is a hobby, don't include a sword, or a fencing pose, in the image.

    @nilimasarkar - The image has to be at a more professional level than the ones I've submitted.

    • 3 years ago
  • nilimasarkar
    nilimasarkar
    • 3 years ago

    Hi, What i have submitted is just a draft only. Please give feedback on this, like about the pose ,look ,dressing , colour etc, so that I can give it a more refined look. Thanks..

    • 3 years ago
  • TomMoser
    TomMoser
    • 3 years ago

    Please, could you make the prize guaranteed?

    • 3 years ago
    1. TomMoser
      TomMoser
      • 3 years ago

      also, could you specify if fencing is just her hobby, or an important part of the game? if yes, what is her weapon?

      • 3 years ago
  • ROCKYON
    ROCKYON
    • 3 years ago

    do you only pick one? can you make guarantee thanks

    • 3 years ago
  • ZIIPZIIPZIIP
    ZIIPZIIPZIIP
    • 3 years ago

    Interesting. I'll make my entry. :--D

    • 3 years ago

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